With the 167th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Flames took Norwegian forward Mathias Emilio Pettersen from the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL.
In 2017-18, Pettersen averaged 0.77 points-per-game with 14 goals and 46 points in 60 games. He also played for Norway in the World Junior U18 tournament, leading all players with 12 points in five skates.
The centre has committed to the University of Denver and will head to Colorado in the fall.
Here is one independent scouting company's profile on Pettersen:
Future Considerations - Ranked 156th overall
A quality forward, he is a decent skater, showing great agility and quickness on his edges. For his size, though, he lacks great foot speed. Yet he owns deceptive speed. With quick acceleration he makes opponents miss with stick and body checks. His hands, too, are very good, so he's elusive, with the ability to weave in and out of traffic. He can make defenders look silly at times with simple stickhandlng and stop-and-go stunts. His puckhandling ability is elite. With confidence, he carries the puck through traffic and he can make highlight-reel moves in one-on-one situations. Off the rush, he is very dangerous. His array of shots is powerful and quick. His puck movement and vision are impressive. He can uncover tight passing lanes and find the tape of a teammate's stick. Defensively, too, he excels. He's fearless in board battles. His compete and energy levels make him an effective defender because he wants the puck back on this stick. No surprise, he's an eager counterattacker. He's a consistent - and versatile - presence. He's extremely strong with the puck on his stick or when putting the body on the opposition - and also when someone is trying to shove him around. He owns an enticing package - shot, vision, skill, compete - that, no doubt, would help an NHL team, especially if he can physically mature